Release Date: 08 October 2012
With its title track heralded as ‘ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE’ by Jamie Jones & Seth Troxler on BBC’s Radio 1, Shall Ocin’s ‘Tribute To Summertime’ EP on Leftroom is tipped to be a crucial asset in record crates this autumn.
Ocin displays his dance floor sensibilities here, skilfully blending samples from George Gershwin’s 1935 classic ‘Summertime’ with electronic sounds to create a refreshing contemporary cut in ‘Tribute To Summertime’. Drawing on harmonised vocal lines and a cutting organic piano the track embraces the current resurgence of soul music in house, alongside raw shuffling drum programming and a bulbous sub bass-line, creating a sure fire dance floor killer.
Next up ‘Feel The Same’ applies a more driving nature with a hooky electronic bass, heavily processed vocal chops and ethereal atmospherics building a smooth, moody intensity that unceasingly entices you for its six and a half minutes.
‘I Know’ closes the release and again displays Ocin’s love for warm natural sounds, incorporating sporadic funk-laden slap bass notes, elegant warbling flute sounds and sensual guitar chords, a clear indication of his love for jazz and the diverse paths it envelops.
This is yet another outstanding release from the Leftroom imprint and a testament to Matt Tolfrey’s A&R skills in scoping out undeniable talent.